Whole Foods Market has expanded its refrigerated distribution center in Cheshire, Connecticut, to support the significant growth of their store development program throughout the North Atlantic and Northeast Regions. As more consumers turned to online grocery shopping, the demand for cold storage space skyrocketed, and the business case for Whole Foods to grow this facility became even more essential.
Grocery retailer and distributor SpartanNash announced plans to open its first SpartanNash Micro-Fulfillment Center, located at 5199 68th St. SE in Caledonia, Michigan. The 55,000-square-foot facility will hold 16,000 products and pick and pack Fast Lane orders for 24 Ada Fresh Market, D&W Fresh Market, Family Fare and Forest Hills Foods stores throughout West Michigan, primarily in the Grand Rapids and Holland area.
Giant Food announces that individuals and families using SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits now have the option to pay with an EBT (Electronic Benefits Transfer) card when placing online orders for Giant Pickup and Giant Delivers throughout Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia, and Delaware.
Cedar’s Foods, the nation’s leading producer and co-manufacturer of hommus has expanded distribution to include Amazon Fresh. A Mediterranean foods brand leader in the natural and organic grocery channel, Cedar’s is additionally available in over 8,000 stores across the country including Whole Foods Market, Sprouts, Kroger and Publix.
In the past year, all grocery sales spiked in volume as consumers avoided indoor dining at restaurants. While the sometimes irrational demand for toilet paper received wide publicity, demand for frozen food also soared.
Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille announces the launch of Perry’s Steakhouse Online Market, allowing individuals from across the United States to Chop Online. Perry's Famous Pork Chop is now available to be delivered, and Perry’s is offering complimentary handling and insulated packaging on all orders.
From a demographic standpoint, nearly half of consumers (48%) living in an urban area have ordered groceries online, while 25% and 19% of respondents living in suburban or rural regions have done so, respectively.
August 5, 2019
Valassis, Livonia, Mich., released findings from its newest research report, “Unpacking the Dynamic Online Shopper: Grocery & Retail,” which highlights modern grocery consumers’ behaviors and habits, as well as ways in which brands and retailers can attract them.
Men also plan out their meals prior to shopping and turn to outside resources when doing so.
May 2, 2019
Inmar, Winston-Salem, N.C., surveyed 2,000 online grocery shoppers, 45% of which were men, to better understand their motivations, major concerns and overall mindset when it comes to purchasing groceries online.